Sunday, June 26, 2016

In the News: locals talk with "Survivor", splash park opens at YMCA

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"It was a hot and sunny day in Franklin, but not nearly as sweltering as the Cambodian heat Jeremy Collins had to endure during his time competing on the TV reality show, "Survivor." 
About 100 families gathered at the Franklin YMCA Saturday to meet the "Survivor" champion and put themselves to physical challenges of their own.
Michelle Branche, senior member experience director at the Franklin YMCA, said that each year the YMCA holds an annual fundraiser for its organization “Reach Out for Youth and Families.”

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"The Hockomock Area YMCA hosted a dedication and celebration of the Rockland Trust Family Splash Park at the Bernon Family Branch YMCA on June 16. On a sun-soaked afternoon, representatives from Rockland Trust joined Hockomock Area YMCA leadership volunteers, staff and kids christening the park highlighted by a tumultuous wave of water dropped from a huge bucket suspended 15 feet from the ground drenching kids and adults alike. 
“This is a very exciting day,” said Brian Earley, chairman of the board of directors at the Hockomock Area YMCA. “We are so grateful for the partnership and friendship of Rockland Trust. This Splash Park will be a great addition to our YMCA, and another exciting touchpoint for the community, providing families with a place to spend quality time together.”

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